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GLCL Digital Demo: March 29

Come along for a virtual tour of all the digital resources available through the Glen Lake Library. We’ll review everything you can access via our website: our online catalog; the Michigan Electronic Library; electronic books and audiobooks from the Up North Digital Collection; Kanopy streaming video; Transparent Language; and more. Our demonstration will take place near Maple City, at the Kasson Township Hall, at 6:00 pm. We’ll also be ready to sign up new patrons. Bring your driver’s license or other identification to get connected to your local library.

Read to a Dog: April 11 & May 9

Beginning readers are invited to come share their favorite stories with Skye the Corgi, practicing their reading skills with a friendly, furry listener. Skye is a trained therapy dog, great with children, and will be on hand from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. No appointment is needed – just drop in and spend some time with Skye, and explore all our Young Learners area has to offer. Many thanks to Don & Cecilia Williams of Beulah for bringing Skye for return visits. Our first session on March 14 was great fun!

Stories & More for Preschoolers: Thursday mornings @11:00

Come enjoy these weekly gatherings for preschool children and their caregivers, every Thursday morning at 11:00 am. Our own Maryellen Paull leads a lively hour with stories, songs, and hands-on crafts, providing youngsters with a fun and engaging learning environment. It’s also a great way for kids and parents to connect with other families, and to discover all that the library has to offer. No reservations are required – just drop in and join the fun!

TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten

Here’s a great new resource to support early childhood learning, delivered right to your cell phone. Register via a brief online form, and receive 8 – 10 text messages per month, each outlining a simple activity you can share with your little one. Or, even more simply, just text TALK to 75547. Many thanks to the Ypsilanti District Library and their partners for making this service available to all Michigan residents!

Michigan Notable Books

Each year, the Library of Michigan’s Notable Book list features 20 titles, published during the previous calendar year, which are about or set in Michigan, or written by a Michigan author. Selections include a variety of genres, both fiction and nonfiction, that appeal to many audiences and explore topics and issues close to the hearts of Michigan residents. More than ever, this year’s selections celebrate the diverse voices and experiences that define our state. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click the  Library of Michigan’s website. Michigan Notables are well-represented in our collection: search “Michigan Notable Books” in our catalog. Update: On June 15, we’ll host Micheline Maynard, author of the 2023 MNB selection Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman’s built a corner deli into a global food community.

Ode to Asparagus 2022

Many thanks to our poets and enthusiastic audience for our standing-room-only Ode. Click here for a copy of the all the poems submitted for our reading.

Living Nations, Living Words: Remembering Chiaboos   

This poetry reading exploring Native and Hungarian perspectives was canceled until further notice. For information about the poets, see their websites: Dr. Gordon Henry , Kimberly Blaeser  and Gabor Gyukics. For more information about Native Nations poets, visit Living Nations, Living Words.

Virtual Programs, Winter-Spring 2021: Resources

Tech Tips, with Steve Stanton

How to Get the Most out of Zoom and  How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Dinner with Friends, Abra Berens & special guests

Evan Hanczor, Table of Contents: Changua

Shauna Sever, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland: Nebraskan Runzas & Cassata Cake

Abra Berens, Ruffage: Featured recipes. For recordings of Abra’s programs, click here.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: Hemp Horizons

Zoom presentation; websites & reading list.